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What a thought-provoking article... I must admit to some shame as I
look down at my drug company-sponsored (and excellent quality) mousepad..
However, are we over-thinking things somewhat? The simple fact is that the
function of any company is to sell the product, no more, no less. This
does not make pharmaceutical companies Satan's own representative on this
earth. By all means, let us establish a firm code of conduct, but I would
like to think that our profession has the collective wit not to allow our
decision-making ability to float down the Styx on the aforementioned
Have had far too many free lunches...